Friday, 02 July 2010 13:46

Jackie Selebi guilty of corruption

Written by Paul Bedford
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Former South African Police Services head Jackie Selebi was found guilty of corruption by Judge Meyer Joffe in the South Gauteng High court earlier today. Selebi, who also served as Interpol president, will be back in court on 14 July 2010 when sentencing procedures will begin.

Judge Joffe found that Selebi had been corrupted by Glenn Agliotti in accepting cash and clothing from the convicted drug-trafficker. In return Selebi showed Agliotti top-secret reports and attended meeting with members of the criminal underworld. In finding that Selebi was not a reliable witness Joffe said, "It is never pleasant to make an adverse credibility finding against a witness. His word cannot be relied upon again. The stigma remains forever. It is even more unpleasant to make that finding against a person who is the head of the SAPS."

While Selebi was branded a liar by the judge, the state's main witness did not fare much better. Agliotti's evidence was only accepted by the court where it was corroborated by another source.

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